A guide to Jakarta, the surprisingly beautiful and interesting capital of Indonesia!

After being in Manila directly before coming to Jakarta, a city we had mixed feelings about, somewhere over crowded with traffic, poverty, inequality, grime and crime, we expected much the same in Jakarta. Though there were shades of similarities, being huge sprawling cities with unregulated development, traffic jams and chaos, we found Jakarta to be

Hamburg Travel Blog: A Guide To A Weekend In Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is often overlooked when it comes to city breaks in Germany. Whilst most flock to Berlin or even down to Munich the Northern Port city isn’t always on the list. I first visited on work experience from University by chance as I happen to have family there. I knew nothing about the city, it

Backpacking in London: A Guide to Visiting London As A Backpacker

London, like Sydney and Auckland for British Backpackers is ground zero for those backpacking around the UK and quite often those on working Holiday Visas from Australia. It can be an expensive place to visit but the countless unique experiences that greet the 30 million international visitors each year are well worth the cost. It’s

Ultimate Backpacking Gear List: Our Southeast Asia Packing List for Beginners! Everything You Need For An Amazing Trip!

Preparing for backpacking can be a stressful time before setting off on the adventure of a lifetime. Your first time heading off backpacking can be a time of so many questions with so many unknowns about surviving travelling long term with just the bag on your back! But fear not, it does get easier and

The Best Adventurous Things To Do in Thailand For Backpackers

Thailand has to be one of our all time favourite countries, especially for backpacking! The variety of things to do from delving head first into the rich culture to exploring the wild jungles and even the inside of an old jumbo jet.. there really is an adventure to be had for everyone! Here we’ve put

Vegetarian Japanese Food That Will Blow Your Mind: The Best Dishes to Try on Your Trip to Japan!

When people think of Japanese food, they typically think of either sushi or rice. It’s understandable since both are practically foodie mascots of the country. But believe it or not, Japan has a wealth of different cuisine, including vegetarian. You wouldn’t think to look for these dishes, but they exist. Everything ranging from appetizers to

The Ultimate Melbourne 5 Day Itinerary: The Best Places to Visit in Melbourne & Day Trips

Most of our readers will know how much we love Melbourne, after living here for 9 months we consider it our second home and home to settle down there in the future. It’s such an energetic, historic and diverse city that has everything from amazing food, gold rush era architecture, world class street art and

Backpacking in Manila: A Guide to the Crazy Capital of The Philippines

We’ve travelled all around the world, to some of the planets largest and busiest cities, but nothing quite prepares you for Manila. The capital of The Philippines is chaotic, overwhelming, intimidating and bigger than you can comprehend. Crossing the city takes hours, the traffic is exhausting, the poverty of the local people is so plain

Camping Tips for Beginners: How to Plan an Adventure in the Great Outdoors!

We love camping! Getting out into the great outdoors, disconnecting from modern life and just being free to clear our minds of all our worries! But sure, camping can be uncomfortable at times and with some it gets unfair criticism. I hear many people say they hate it or they would never do it because

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Adventure Activities to do Whilst Travelling!

Travelling… it opens us up to new challenges and experiences and for our adventure world travel experience is all about trying new things! It pushes us out of our comfort zone and gives us endless opportunities to tick off all those crazy bucket list dreams in stunning surroundings. What better time to try out a

A guide to Saigon: The crazy, chaotic and claustrophobic second city of Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City!

Known as Ho Chi Minh city since the late 70’s the city is still often referred to as Saigon by pretty much everyone…even VC vets we’ve spoken to! Saigon is a busy, bustling, crazy kind of place, it almost makes you feel like you can’t get your breath at times. With the worlds largest number of

Totaranui to Separation Point: The Best Abel Tasman Day Hike Without Using Water Taxis & Realising Why Experiences Are More Important Than Material Possessions.

For us we’ve always been of the opinion that experiences are more valuable than material possessions, I mean, we did give up our house and most of our “stuff” to go travel around the world for 3 years and counting! But there are times when you are acutely reminded of this, experiences that are just

Visiting London On a Budget! How to Make the Most of a Visit to the English Capital With These Free, Cheap & Cost Saving Tips!

Ahh London, one of my favourite cities in the world, it was Samuel Johnson who said that he who is tired of London is tired of life, it is somewhere I love to come but alas have put it off for the past few years because of a fear of cost. Being backpackers we are always

Best Time to go to London- A Comprehensive Month on Month Guide to Exploring the English Capital

London is a city that is wonderful all year round, with the majority of the attractions being landmark buildings, museums, shopping and soaking in history it is somewhere that can be enjoyed in any and all seasons. The weather in London might be pretty variable, even on the same day, but in relative terms it

How to Plan a Trip to Greece on a Budget: Experience this Beautiful Country Without Breaking the Bank!

If you are looking to experience exceptional cuisine, an intriguing history, and beautiful surroundings during a holiday abroad, you should look no further than Greece. There is a misconception that a getaway to Greece can be expensive. However, there are many ways you can reduce your expenditure without compromising on your enjoyment. To ensure you